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Keeping Your Garden Blooming In Quarantine

Keeping Your Garden Blooming In Quarantine

Spring is in full blossom, and we are rolling towards the summer. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are in lockdown or quarantine. With all unessential travel stopped, this year our summer vacation looks set to become a staycation.  Spending more time at home means you have time to do all the jobs you are usually too busy for, this is especially true in our gardens. But, with many shops forced to close during the pandemic, how can we keep our gardens blooming so we can relax and enjoy the months ahead?  If you are an avid gardener, chances are you have already done most of the prep work and are now in maintenance mode, trimming and replanting as your plants begin to come to life.… Read Full Post
Green therapy – Gardening For Wellbeing

Green therapy – Gardening For Wellbeing

It is no secret that being out in the woods, walking through a forest, or being surrounded by nature is good for your wellbeing. But you can extend that amazing impact by taking up gardening. Not only will you be able to benefit from how beautiful the garden will look, but even the smallest of space can also give you the opportunity to enjoy some of the mental benefits.  Photo by Benjamin Combs on Unsplash Growth One of the most wonderful things about gardening is after you have planted seeds, bulbs, and even bare stalks, you can watch it grow. There is always something that needs to be done as they grow too. Weeding, trimming them back, helping thinner stalks stand tall with bamboo beams and ties.  And when it is all done, you get the ultimate satisfaction in watching your seeds bloom or bear fruit and vegetables.  You are needed.… Read Full Post
What You Need to Know About Apartment Gardening

What You Need to Know About Apartment Gardening

With the pandemic situation, we have been forced to self-isolate and adapt to an indoor lifestyle. And while it’s easy to stay idle inside your apartment, it’s important to keep ourselves occupied. One great way to stay productive is by trying indoor gardening. According to researchers from Chungnam National University, indoor gardening comes with numerous benefits—from relieving stress, to decreasing blood pressure. The good news is that you don’t need a big space to get started, as an apartment garden can be just as ideal for lush greenery as a regular garden. If you’re ready to set up your own, we have gathered some tips from here in the US and from Europe that will guide you. Set Up a Sunny Space The first thing you’ll need to do when setting up your garden is find a space that attracts some sunshine.… Read Full Post
DIY Terrarium: Now is the time!

DIY Terrarium: Now is the time!

Yep, we all have some extra time on our hands right now. It makes a DIY terrarium the perfect way to fill an afternoon. If you are looking for projects to do with your children, this is a good one! While I titled this “DIY Terrarium” it probably could also be called “Terrarium Refresh” or “Replanting a Terrarium” because this was an old terrarium that needed a new look. After more than three years sitting on my desk it was time! As you can see this terrarium is sad, S-A-D! I decided to scrap everything, including the pepperomia with the green and white leaves. With more tropical and water loving plants to go in here it didn’t seem like it would do well in the moist environment.… Read Full Post
What To Do With Your Garden

What To Do With Your Garden

There are some big countries in the world right now that are being made to stay indoors. The latest one to follow suit is the UK. With tightening restrictions, now might be the perfect time to get your garden ready for the season. The world has changed completely, but one beautiful thing is that all people have to do now is go outside and enjoy the natural world. People will be going for walks and runs because that’s all they can do. Even if not in complete isolation like some countries, the US is practicing social distancing and people are staying at home more. This leads to being out in the garden and enjoying the peace and quiet of gardening. It becomes almost a hobby and a way to pass the time for some people.… Read Full Post
Tips For Tidying The Garden This Spring

Tips For Tidying The Garden This Spring

The world may be a little turned around right now, but in the wake of self-isolation and social distancing, it’s the perfect time to turn your attention to your home. Your house and garden need your time, and with the weather moving into the spring, it’s the best time of year to get the garden tidied and ready for everything to open once more. A messy garden is easily ignored when life is filled with work, but if you now have the time, let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can get your garden tidied and ready for that warmer weather.  Image Source: Pexels The first thing to do is to allocate some time to cleaning out your garden.… Read Full Post
How To Create The Ultimate Kid-Friendly Back Yard

How To Create The Ultimate Kid-Friendly Back Yard

Your back yard should be a haven for the whole family, the kids included. It should be a place where they can express themselves, make as much noise as they want, get plenty of fresh air and exercise and have all the fun in the world. It should also be a space that is safe, and attractive to the rest of the family. In this post, we are going to look at some of the ways in which you can create the ultimate kid-friendly back yard, with tips for making it fun, calm, safe and enjoyable for everyone all year round. Ready to find out how? Let’s go! Image credit: Pixababy CC0 License Incorporate natural elements Where possible, incorporate as many natural elements int your garden.… Read Full Post
Gardening Tips For When It Gets Cold

Gardening Tips For When It Gets Cold

Trying to do your gardening when it’s freezing cold outside is not everyone’s idea of fun. However, just because the sun has stopped shining, doesn’t mean your plants can survive and thrive on their own. Here are some helpful gardening tips for when it gets cold to help maintain your beautiful garden. Keep On Top Of Any Weeds Weeds can be a nuisance and can affect the growth of your garden and plants in general. If you’re not going out and pulling up these weeds, you might be harming your plants and flowers for the warmer months when it’s time for them to bloom. So try to keep on top of the weeds as often as you can. Try to do this during the daytime so that you have the available daylight to see all of the weeds in the ground visibly.… Read Full Post
How to Make Gardening Projects Easier

How to Make Gardening Projects Easier

We all go through a phase when we want to get our yard into shape. It’s like the motivation we have for getting into shape. We can see the end result in our mind’s eye, but getting there? Oh, that’s the difficult part, an area where we usually fall short. Part of the problem is that we set our standards too high. We make the process too complicated, with too many components. It’s little wonder that things become too difficult, and projects are often abandoned before they’re realized. So it’s a good idea to make things easier for yourself. We take a look at a few ways how to do this below. Don’t Be Too Ambitious You might want to create the most magical yard space in the neighborhood, but you’ll need to keep in mind that things will be pretty complicated if you do!… Read Full Post
Tackling A Huge Garden In Easy Steps

Tackling A Huge Garden In Easy Steps

When you’re lucky enough to have a large expanse in your back garden, it can be an absolute blessing, especially in the summer months. However, staying on top of the care and upkeep can see you spend a lot of money and time to keep it all in ship shape, and this can encourage you to give up on the venture and allow the place to grow wild. Luckily, there are a few generally unheard of top tips that can help you to look after your large garden throughout every month of the year without having to exert mass amounts of energy or having to empty your bank account. So, if your green space is getting a little out of hand and you’d like a few ideas to sort it all out in no time at all, then read on to uncover some of the handiest hacks to make use of today! … Read Full Post

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